What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? In video games, the most damage you could take before it’s “Game Over” is right around 99HP (maybe 98, if that particular game’s health bar tops out at 99 points).
These 15 people muse on what, if any, real-life equivalent exists.
They’re god damn terrifying
Edit: I’ve read a number of your stories. They all prove my point.
#2. Your life flashes before your eyes.
Missing a step while going down the stairs. And when you think you finished, but that last step came out of nowhere and now your life flash before your eyes
#3. My daughter was going to die.
Being told your child is going to die.
I’ve been told on three separate occasions that my daughter was going to die. As I write this, she’s upstairs asleep and she’s fine, but let me tell you – when you look into a Doctor’s eyes and they tell you your child is not long for this world ……-99HP
This blew up a bit, and thanks for all the well wishes. She has navigated a bunch of open heart surgeries with various complications from them but is doing great and has a great future prognosis.
#4. Is it game over?
Choking on food when no one is around belongs here as well, will I be completely fine in 15 seconds or Is game over for me?
#5. In the middle.
A car crash in the middle seat
#6. To the ankle.
taking a scooter to the ankle.
#7. My left everything.
I got T-Boned by a Semi.
Provided that you can’t recover from 0hp, it was a solid 99.9
Since somebody asked: Semi blew a red light as I was pulling out of the hospital I worked at. The ED crew ran out, shoveled me off the asphalt, and ran me inside. If it had been anywhere else I’d have bled out before an ambulance arrived. It broke my left everything, including ten ribs, many if which wound up in my lung, one of which is still unaccounted for. I was fortunate enough not to suffer any spinal damage, but I did lose my left leg below the knee. I’ve made a mostly full recovery, less the.leg and significant lung functionality.
Obligatory: I got spread across the road like so much red paint and all I got was this lousy silver gold showered with internet riches <3 <3 <3
#8. Loser, you.
Pinky toe versus the corner of the bed in the night.
#9. Short and sweet.
#10. Severely compromised.
A severely compromised immune system.
#11. Giving birth.
I almost died giving birth. 3 years later and I’m only now back to where I started. We almost didn’t make it a few times during the pregnancy, but we got to term, and then a few major organs decided it was time to ntfo. During emergency surgery, I woke up twice and after, they forgot to drug me at all. I screamed and blacked out for an entire day. Mysteriously, I woke up to the nurse changing my iv in the night. But did it kill me? Nope!
#12. But barely.
This guy jumped on two grenades at the same time and lived, but barely. I think that qualifies.
#13. You’re still alive.
Shot in the head but you’re still alive.
You bite a pizza and the cheese slides off and burns your chin.
#15. The ability to create new memories.
Terry Wallis want into a coma in 1984 and woke up in 2003. He’s completely paralysed, brain damaged and thinks it’s still 1984. He’s lost the ability to create new memories.
I hope I never have to find out for real!